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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

NEWS:

VP FOR EDUCATIONAL & STUDENT SERVICES SEARCH UPDATE:

A 14-member committee has been named to begin the search process for the vice president for Educational & Student Services. The committee's first meeting will be March 22. Dean Farzad Moussavi is the committee chair. See a complete listing of committee members at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/469.html

 
NO MUG MEETING THIS WEEK:

The MEMFIS Users Group (MUG) will not meet this week. Plan to attend the next meeting at 1:30 p.m., April 19, in MSH 201.

 

FREE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS:

As part of UNI's exclusive sponsorship of the high school wrestling tournament, and boy's and girl's basketball tournaments, a limited number of tickets are available for the 2007 Boy's State Basketball Tournaments. Two tickets are available for the boy's tournament, Session #10 Class 1A and 2A finals at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 16 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Tickets are first come, first served, and are provided by Enrollment Services: Admissions; the Vice President for Administration & Finance; the Vice President for Educational & Student Services; and University Marketing & Public Relations. E-mail unionlineeditor@uni.edu to place your request.

 

VOLUNTEER FOR PUBLIC RADIO:

KUNI/KHKE is conducting its spring fund drive March 23 through 30. About 150 volunteers are needed to take pledge calls and keep things running smoothly. Refreshments will be provided by Beck's Bakery, Panera Bread, Roots and UNI Catering. KUNI/KHKE studios are located in the CAC, third floor. To sign up, contact Angela at 3-6336 or angela.vezdos@uni.edu, or for more information, visit http://www.kuniradio.org.

 

UNI PARTNERS WITH YOUTH SOCCER:

In an effort to build relationships with younger prospective students, UNI is the official presenting sponsor of the U.S. Youth Soccer Iowa Soccer Association State Cup, to be held in May at the Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex. More than 40 teams, ages 12 to 14, will compete from around the state. A UNI hospitality tent will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 12. Volunteers and divisions interested in partnering are welcome. Shifts will run every three hours. To volunteer, contact melissa.barber@uni.edu.

 
P&S JOB VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include director of development/CBA. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit vacancies are available for viewing at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.

 

ANNUAL RECOGNITION BREAKFAST:

If you or someone in your department has retired, or plans to retire during the 2006-2007 fiscal year, please contact Rita Hatlevig at 3-6078 or rita.hatlevig@uni.edu so that the university can acknowledge them.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

WHAT SHOULD AN A BE?

Is it too easy to get an A? What Should an A be, anyway? On Friday, March 23, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Student Involvement & Activity Center Conference Room (second floor of Maucker Union), there will be a roundtable discussion of different approaches to grading and the meanings of different letter grades. Faculty are invited to bring their own grading guidelines, or other sets of grading criteria to share with colleagues. The goal of the discussion is not to reach consensus about an ideal approach to grading, but rather to consider different approaches and examine the underlying assumptions that guide our own grading decisions. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston (heston@uni.edu).

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP:

"UNI's American Democracy Project" is sponsoring a faculty/staff development workshop on "Promoting Community and Civic Engagement" from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 5 through 7. A $100 stipend will be provided. For further information contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or Perreault@UNI.edu

 

HP3800 COLOR PRINTER CARTRIDGES:

The UNI Upward Bound Math and Science Program has three brand-new color ink cartidges for a HP3800 Printer. The colors are yellow (Q47582A), cyan (Q7581A) and magenta (Q7583A). Contact Latricia at (319) 433-1261 if you are interested in a departmental transfer of the cartridges.

 
 

HOURS

WRC SPRING BREAK HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/springbreak2007.html

 

LIBRARY HOURS FOR SPRING BREAK:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#spring.

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR SPRING BREAK:
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bcurrent.txt.

 

THE CME:

Closed for Spring Break. Reopens 8 a.m., Monday, March 19.

 

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

WELLNESS REC

WRC INTRAMURAL OPEN DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT:

Registration forms are available at the WRC 101 during the week of March 18. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 19 through 21, in WRC 101. Play begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 25, on the WRC south courts. The entry fee is $20 with a two-game guarantee.

 

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

MERCE CUNNINGHAM GUEST ARTIST ACTIVITIES:

Tuesday, March 20, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., GBPAC, there will be an open company rehearsal with archivisit David Vaughan. For more information, visit http://www.gbpac.com/season/artists/merce.shtml.

 

VOLUNTEER ABROAD:

Looking for opportunities to volunteer? Have you considered volunteering abroad? Come learn about opportunities to volunteer abroad, from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, March 19, in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. If you have questions, e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu or call 3-7078.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

At 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in Seerley 115, Gabrielle Kuenzli, assistant professor of history, will present "Aymara Participation in the 1899 Civil War in Bolivia: Race War or Liberal Mobilization?" The event is free and open to the public.

PERFORMING ARTS

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AT THE GBPAC:

This performance will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 16. This is the second chapter in the tale that began with "Barber of Seville." Mozart's comic tour-de-force is classical perfection performed by the Bulgarian Opera. Sung by critically-acclaimed artists, this opera is a hilarious and tender exploration of love, infidelity and forgiveness. The lobby will come alive with the sights, sounds and smells of an authentic Italian restaurant. Feast on pasta and listen to the sounds of UNI's best violinist, beginning at 6 p.m. Adult tickets: $35, $32, $27, $22, $15; UNI students (with uCard): $17.50, $16, $13.50, $11, $7.50; youth: 20 percent off.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

A former member of the Great Plains Weathermen, Noah Earle will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, March 19, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Earle won the solo category of the Kansas City Blues Challenge and was a finalist in the International Blues Competition in Memphis in January of 2006. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

UNI FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: SEAN BOTKIN:

At 8 p.m., Monday, March 19, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, Sean Botkin, assistant professor of piano, will offer a recital for piano music lovers of all ages. This event is free.

 
MERCE CUNNINGHAM DANCE COMPANY AT GBPAC:

America's most influential living choreographer, Merce Cunningham uses brilliant imagery and unexpected combinations to create an unending array of possibilities. Merce Cunningham Dance Company will perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, in the GBPAC. This presentation is supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts' American Masterpieces program with additional contributions from General Mills Foundation, Land O'Lakes Foundation, and the Iowa Arts Council. Also supported by the Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

 

CARVER SCHOLARSHIP:

Students who have had to work hard to overcome difficult circumstances to pursue an education should consider applying for the 2007-08 Carver Scholarship. Twenty new UNI recipients will be selected to receive a $5,200 award. Selection based on: junior by fall 2007; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; currently enrolled as a sophomore at a participating four-year institution or one of Iowa's community colleges; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or have been a resident of Iowa for the past five years; demonstrate financial need by filing a 2007-08 FAFSA by mid March. Apply online through the Carver Trust at https://www.carvertrust.org/ and click on the Scholarship tab. The deadline is April 1.

 
 

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